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A single-car crash that took place in the city of Dunn Loring early this past Wednesday resulted in an extremely dangerous situation after live electrical wires were scattered across the street. Police and firefighters from various units across Fairfax County responded to the accident and a report was issued shortly after the initial cleanup and investigation was completed.
The conductor of an Amtrak train traveling through Fairfax County received a terrible shock this past Tuesday when they noticed that heading towards them on the railroad tracks was a white four-door Ford. According to the Fairfax County Police Department, the train was able to come to a stop before slamming into the car directly, and the driver of the car, and unnamed senior citizen, was able to get mostly out of the way.
Firefighters, paramedics, and police officers were some of the many members of various Fairfax County rescue crews to rush to the scene of an incident involving a car and a tree in Vienna on Friday, March 2nd. The official report from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue says that a call came in at close to 9:30 in the morning that claimed a tree had fallen onto a car at the intersection of Maple Avenue East and Branch Road South East. When the rescue crews arrived at the scene of the incident, they found themselves needing to free an injured and trapped individual from a car that was lying crushed underneath a large tree.
A police chase through Hybla Valley this past Sunday ended in an embarrassing way for the fleeing individual after their efforts to elude the authorities ended when their own car ran them over. Statements from the Fairfax County Police as well as dash-cam video taken from one of the officer’s cruisers indicate that the entire interaction began after an on-duty officer attempted to make a routine traffic stop on a car that was driving erratically down the road.
Police officers with the Fairfax Police Department are in the process of trying to identify and locate an individual who is believed to be behind hit-and-run crash that took place last weekend in the area of Falls Church known as Bailey’s Crossroads. According to the initial police report, the incident involved a car and two pedestrians who were attempting to cross Columbia Pike. One of the pedestrians was a 12-year-old girl, the other was the girl’s mother.
Early this past Thursday morning, while drivers throughout Fairfax County were taking part in the early commute, a car driving through the Springfield area suddenly caught fire. Details regarding the reason behind the fire have yet to arrive, but the incident did result in a report from the Springfield Police Department, a report that helped explain to the thousands of motorists as to why traffic around the intersection of Interstate 95 and Interstate 495 was so terrible.
This past Tuesday, a large section of Georgetown Pike that crosses through Great Falls in Fairfax County was closed after a crash took place at the junction of Georgetown Pike and River Bend Road that downed at least one power line. Numerous homes throughout the area were rendered powerless after the crash, which happened close to 10:00 in the morning.
Several weeks ago, a resident of a home in the Fairfax County city of Herndon was alarmed early in the morning by a loud crashing sound coming from their backyard. According to the official report from the Herndon Police Department, when the homeowner cautiously got out of bed and went to investigate, they saw a strange scene of destruction and, at the center of it all, an empty Chevy Malibu.
While Virginia possess a more temperate climate than states in New England, it still receives its fair share of snow, especially now as the global climate is shifting in alarming ways. Already this year we have seen numerous snowfalls and blizzards throughout Fairfax County, with thankfully very few incidents such as car accidents resulting from this hazardous weather pattern.
Police throughout Fairfax County are on the lookout for a driver believe to be responsible for a hit-and-run accident that took place last Monday. According to the official report, the incident happened early in the morning along the Fairfax County Parkway and involved at least two cars.
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